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Health & Wellness Events Set for October

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2011) -- While the Fall Challenge got under way last week with the Start! Kickoff Walk, University of Kentucky employees can still register for the 10-week Fall Challenge as an individual or as a team of three to five members. The deadline to register is 8 a.m. Oct. 17. The team with the highest average minutes per participant wins a team prize. Individuals who successfully complete the challenge will also receive a great prize. Sign up today at Visit or Facebook at .

Free Health Smart Conversation: Balancing Work+Life

Learn about balancing work and life, including the stressors that challenge us and ways to meet and overcome those obstacles. Join us for “Balancing Work+Life,” presented by Ann Bassoni, Oct. 18, 12:10-12:50 p.m., 102 Mining & Minerals Building. Free. Register now at

WOW Health Screening

Wellness On Wheels (WOW) is a free mobile health screening. A 20-minute appointment includes tests for cholesterol (fasting optional), triglycerides and glucose, height, weight, blood pressure, body fat percentage, and waist circumference. The expert staff will be on-hand for a review of the test results. 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 20, 206 Student Center. Free. Check out the full fall schedule and make a WOW appointment today at

Getting Started with Weightlifting

Learn the benefits of weight training for males or females and how to safely and effectively start a weight training program. Oct. 27 from 12:10-12:50 p.m., Gallery Room, W.T. Young Library. Part of the Lunch & Learn Series These free lunch-time sessions are geared toward keeping employees healthy and well at work and at home. Brown bag lunch. Register at

Reality-based Weight Loss

Weight Loss Matters is a 10-week weight-loss program taught by registered dietitians. Classes meet once a week in-person or online. The initial fee is $50. New classes begin Nov. 1, 2 or 3. Register by Oct. 26 at